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Book a Curator's Tour

10 April 2024 to 31 October 2024

Take our exclusive Curator’s Tour

Through this exclusive guided tour, given by our curator, you will enjoy an informative, engaging and in-depth experience, one which will enable you to connect with people from our past through the stories behind the artefacts.

Discover how and why the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled in Scapa Flow. 

Explore our connections with Canada through the Hudson’s Bay Company and the story of Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae. 

Enjoy the Natural History gallery, which is home to an amazing collection of stuffed birds, Orkney shells and geology. 

And meet ‘Buddo’ from Skara Brae (circa 2,900 -2,400 BC) one of only a handful of human figurines from the British Neolithic.


Tours take place every Wednesday at 10am and every Thursday at 2pm.

Tours are limited to 8 persons so book to avoid disappointment.

The Tour will take approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. 

You will also receive a free copy of the Museum’s Per Mare guide book to help you explore Stromness and discover more about its history through the artefacts in our collections. 

Price: £15.00 per head

Book online

Please note:  There will be no tours from 27th September to 17th October inclusive.

A carved whalebone figurine being held in a pair of gloved hands